Sister Mary Harietta  

Sister Mary Harietta                       ND 4686                        PDF Download

Anna Joyce Gausepohl

Immaculate Heart of Mary Province, Covington, Kentucky, USA

Date and Place of Birth             August 25, 1936           Covington, KY
Date and Place of Profession    August 17, 1957           Covington, KY
Date and Place of Death           September 29, 2019     Covington, KY
Date and Place of Funeral         October 4, 2019           Covington, KY
Date and Place of Burial            October 5, 2019,          Covington, KY

Joyce was born into the loving family of Harry and Irma Gausepohl as the third of four children. She adored her three sisters and felt they enriched her life. She attended St. Aloysius grade school and Notre Dame Academy, from which she graduated on June 1, 1954. After much prayer and soul-searching, Joyce felt drawn to join the Sisters of Notre Dame. She entered the congregation in 1955.

Sister Mary Harietta began her ministry as a childcare worker at St. Aloysius Orphanage in Cincinnati, Ohio, and at the Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky.  In 1985 she extended her ministry and became a Certified Dietary Manager and expert cake decorator. In food service she served devotedly at both the Provincial Center and St. Charles Community in Covington, Kentucky, and was often engaged to make beautiful wedding cakes.

Sister found a true home at St. Charles Community. She brought light to the lives of many there. She enjoyed hosting celebrations for the residents and parties with the line-dancing group that met weekly at St. Charles. In June of 2019 Sister Harietta moved to the provincial center as she underwent medical treatment, but never stopped visiting her family at St. Charles. She loved to visit her many friends on weekends.

On the morning of September 29, 2019 Sister Harietta was peacefully called home into the loving arms of our good God.

Sister is preceded in death by her parents and her sisters Judith Gausepohl and Monica Woolridge. She leaves behind her beloved sister Katheryn Fitzgerald, many nieces and nephews.

Community members, family and friends gathered on Friday, October 4 to bid farewell to Sister Mary Harietta. The Mass of Christian Burial was held at the Provincial Center chapel at 7:00 p.m. Reverend Robert Ross, the convent chaplain, presided. Interment followed the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Saturday, October 5, 2019 in the convent cemetery.

Sister Mary Harietta will be remembered for her kind heart and passion for life. May the love with which she served God and others give her eternal happiness with Him forever!